Join the Conversation – “Civil Rights 2.0” Discussion Forum
Civil Rights 2.0 Discussion Forum
Right here in Sacramento, California ~ Sam Starks (Founder of California Forum Crossroads and MLK365.org) and Pleshette Robertson (Founder of Sacculturalhub.com & Chief Editor of THE HUB Magazine) invite you to join us at the Crossroads for a discussion as we will talk with Civil Rights Activist, Marion Wood who grew up with Martin Luther King. Jr. and was a schoolmate with King at Moorehouse College. We encourage you to participate freely in this informal conversation to share your view points, feedback, opinions, ideas and suggestions for best solutions on current events that affect you, your family, and the community.
You’re invited to theCrossroads for an open and honest dialogue on the state of civil rights:
Supreme Court’s Repeal of a Key Provision in the Voting Rights Act
Crime and Mass Incarceration of African Americans
Unemployment Rates Among African Americans
Gun trafficking and violence impoverished neighborhoods
State of Public Education
As thousands will gather together for the 50th Anniversary March on Washington on August 28th in D.C., we encourage you to VOICE YOUR OPINIONS at a community discussion forum open to all residents and visitors here in Sacramento. You don’t have to go to Washington, D.C. to be heard. We will have open and honest dialogue around our roles, history, and strategies for change on hot topics such as “Justice for Trayvon” and the “Supreme Court Voting Rights Act”. Civil rights is about your right to live beyond the limitations of someone else’s imagination. What others paid for with their blood, sweat and tears, we must now preserve and defend with sacrifice, commitment and hard work. CLICK HERE to see more about the Supreme Court Voting Rights Act.
Former director of the California Social Services and Sacramento civil rights leaderMarion Woodswill be our special guest for the evening. Marion was schoolmate of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
In a letter on Facebook to his four daughters, Woods wrote the following: “John Hope Franklin (the late historian) taught us well when he said the fight for civil rights has to be won over and over again by each generation.
“Benjamin Mays (former president of Morehouse) taught us that freedom ain’t free. Those of us who are sons of the Jim Crow South know that the South has not been rehabilitated. Racism is not fashionable, it is institutional. … Be careful, my darlings, and please know that you and your grandchildren are going to have to prepare yourselves and your white, Hispanic and Asian friends to continue this fight.” CLICK HERE to read Woods’ interview with Sac Bee.
Results from this discussion will be highlighted on Sacculturalhub.com. Who knows? Your ideas might become the solution to establish new propositions or change laws in the future. Remember what you say and we publish has and holds power.
Join the Conversation and be apart of the solution! There is no cost to attend and there will be refreshments. For questions contact (916) 234-3589. Special event presented by California Forum Crossroads in Partnership with the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation and the UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations.
For those who RSVP online, your information will be added to our Raffle Drawing (must be present at the Discussion Forum on 8/27 to win) to win tickets to attend the EWOC-Exceptional Women of Color Networking Brunch as well as other raffle prizes to be announced at the Civil Rights 2.0 Discussion Forum on 8/27. RSVP now at: https://2013civilrightsforum.eventbrite.com
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CROSSROADS!
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